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Recognizing Islam : an anthropologist's introduction / Michael Gilsenan.

Author/Creator:
Gilsenan, Michael., author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (292 p.)
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam
Routledge library editions. Politics of Islam ; v. 11
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Subjects:
Islam -- Arab countries.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt, South Arabia and the Lebanon, the author explores the nature of Islam and its impact on the daily lives of its followers; he shows that all the Western stereotypes of Islam and its practitioners need to be treated with considerable scepticism.He demonstrates also that the understanding of Isl
Contents:
Cover; Recognizing Islam; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. An Anthropologist's Introduction; 2. The Men of Learning and Authority; 3. The Community of Suffering and the World Reversed; 4. The Operations of Grace; 5. Miracles and Worldly Power: Lords and Sheikhs in North Lebanon; 6. Sheikhs and the Inner Secrets; 7. Everywhere and Nowhere: Forms of Islam in North Africa; 8. Forming and Transforming Space; 9. The Sacred in the City; 10. The World Turned Inside Out: Forms of Islam in Egypt; 11. Islamic Signs and Interrogations
Afterword: A Way of WalkingNote on Transliteration; References; Select Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
First published in 1982 by Croom Helm.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
ISBN:
1-134-61061-0
0-203-38130-0
1-134-61054-8
OCLC:
847949113
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203381304 doi